Cauliflower is a real wonder-vegetable. The way it magically takes on flavors is uncanny. I really enjoy playing around in the kitchen using it in all its forms from ricing to mashing, roasting, and grilling. Roasting cauliflower really allows my Healthy On You® Here Comes The Yum spice blend to penetrate and open up the … Continued
This is how I use my late season produce, all picked fresh from the garden at peak freshness-Italian plums, Asian Pears, Bosc pears and cherry tomatoes. With the pears, I made the Carrot and Asian Pear Soup, but the plums are special and I wanted to eat them fresh in a salad. Here is my … Continued
So I was having guests over for dinner last night and want to keep it simple. A good hearty bowl of soup, a salad, and a blackberry crumble. Nothing too crazy, right? After searching through my pantry and refrigerator, I discovered I had all the ingredients for a Tuscan White Bean Soup. I like this version using … Continued
On Orcas Island where I spend time during the summer and fall months, we have an Asian pear tree. The pears are ripe late August to mid-September and I love finding delicious ways to eat them. Carrot and ginger soup is one of my favorites but I wondered how I could incorporate Asian pears into … Continued
I’ve been on Orcas Island, WA for a week now and it just happens to be crab season. This means we can go out on the boat, drop crab pots in the sound and harvest Dungeness crabs. Experienced crabbers drop their pots in the morning and go back out in the evening to pick them up. … Continued
This Saffron Risotto is inspired by the Milanese versions that are lighter, omitting the heavy cream. It’s simple, luxurious, brightly colored and rich in flavor. The vegetable topping is versatile so use whatever fresh seasonal vegetables you have on hand to great this delicious topping.
This is the perfect hot weather treat for the ice cream lover in us all. This is a healthier version that is dairy-free, made with oat milk instead of the traditional almond or soy versions. The addition of blueberries and lavender are in perfect harmony in this delicious treat. You can find oat milk in … Continued
This salad is perfectly balanced with the exotic blend of ginger and sesame. It’s super versatile and quick to prepare. You can use as many vegetables as you like to turn this into a full vegan meal or add your favorite meat/protein. Sometimes I add cooked shiitake mushrooms, peppers or bok choy for added texture. … Continued